airlines

Happy Birthday

Fifty Years and Counting, the Boeing 737 Remains One of the Safest Ways to Travel

“I flew the 737 for 18 years and can honestly say that it was a superbly capable and safe aircraft."
Ben Sullivan
4.10.17
beverage science

Airline Unveils Beer Calibrated To Taste Good at 30,000 Feet

Crack open a bottle of Betsy Beer.
Michael Byrne
3.6.17
machines

A Passenger Jet in Mozambique Collided With a Drone

No one was harmed, but it again raises concerns about drones presenting a danger to passenger aircraft.
Grennan Milliken
1.7.17
skrillex

How First Class Passengers Are Ruining Air Travel

What do you mean the peanuts aren’t free!!??
Sarah Emerson
5.2.16
Travel

Customized Boarding Passes Can Hack Computers

Yang Yu and his team created their own series of boarding passes and programmed different commands into each that would be read by the scanner.
Joseph Cox
11.12.15
earth

Customers Are Boycotting UPS Because It Ships Severed Animal Heads

Shipping companies are under scrutiny for transporting wildlife trophies.
Melissa Cronin
8.27.15
security

John McAfee Defends the Security Researcher Who Hacked Airplanes Mid-Flight

Everyone's favorite fugitive and unhinged former CEO is defending security researcher Chris Roberts.
Janus Kopfstein
5.18.15
News

How a Buggy iPad Update Caused Widespread Flight Delays

Does paper have a place in the sky, after all?
Jordan Pearson
4.29.15
Travel

It's Time For Robot Pilots

A simple change would allow computers or pilots on the ground to take control of airplanes in case of emergency.
Jason Koebler
3.26.15
Features

The Other Mile-High Club

How frequent flyers snag cut-rate first class flights, all because of a little computer glitch.
Steven Melendez
3.2.15
Motherboard Blog

Hackers and Trolls Target Sony, Divert Plane with Fake Bomb Threat

Grounding planes for Twitter followers. Cool move.
Fruzsina Eordogh
8.24.14
psychology

Cockpit Automation Is Hurting Pilot Focus

A new study shows just how much time pilots spend daydreaming in automated cockpits.
Michael Byrne
5.6.14
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